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Date TimeSeptember 07, 2019
VoiceThe 15 celebrity-pro couples for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed. 
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 Couples Revealed During Launch Show
This year’s crop of stars discovered which professional dancer they would be paired with during their time in the competition during Saturday night’s special launch show. After three years on the subs bench, Neil Jones received his first partner in the form of former England football player Alex Scott. 
Fellow pros Johannes Radebe and Luba Mushtuk also were paired up for the first time after joining the show last year, looking after Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley and former Olympian James Cracknell respectively. 
Here are all the Strictly 2019 couples...David James and Nadiya BychkovaJames Cracknell and Luba MushtukWill Bayley and Janette ManraraDev Griffin and Dianne BuswellMike Bushell and Katya JonesJamie Laing and Oti MabuseKarim Zeroual and Amy DowdenChris Ramsey and Karen HauerSaffron Barker and AJ PritchardMichelle Visage and Giovanni PerniceAnneka Rice and Kevin CliftonEmma Barton and Anton Du BekeAlex Scott and Neil JonesCatherine Tyldesley and Johannes RadebeViscountess Emma Weymouth and Aljaž ŠkorjanecWhile viewers saw Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing paired up with Oti Mabuse, he has withdrawn from the competition since the launch show was filmed last week. 
He confirmed he was leaving the show on Thursday after injuring to his foot, saying in a statement: “I’m absolutely devastated that I’m unable to continue in the competition, I was so excited to hit the dance floor! I would like to wish the lovely couples all the very best and hope they enjoy their time on the show to the fullest.”Host Tess Daly has since confirmed to the Evening Standard that he will be replaced. 
Former Inbetweeners star and I’m A Celebrity star Emily Atack emerged as an early frontrunner to take to the floor in his place becoming the bookies’ favourite. 
However, reports have also suggester former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher has been approached. During the launch show, the contestants also took to the floor for the first time as part of a group dance, while there was also a special performance from Kylie Minogue and the pro dancers. 
New judge Motsi Mabuse also made her debut on the panel after she was confirmed to replace Darcey Bussell earlier this year. 
Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 21 September on BBC One when the couples will perform for the first time together as the competition officially kicks off.READ MORE... ‘My D*** Goes Back In My Body’: Chris Ramsey’s Nerves And 10 Other Things We Discovered At The Strictly Launch The 16 Most Controversial Strictly Come Dancing Moments 5 Other Strictly Come Dancing Contestants Who Were Forced To Hang Up Their Dance Shoes Early

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